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captioning made possible by johnson & johnson where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations >> osgood: good morning i'm charles osgood this is "sunday morning." first, spring. those of us looking forward to warmer temperatures spend more time outdoors. why the american rocket man the mission which he's about to embark going to involve an awful lot of time indoors. david pogue will be reporting our cover story. >> this is what we use to get to
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and from the inter national space station. >> this week scott kelly will blast off for international space station where he will stay longer than any american in history. >> feel like i'm just moving and i'm not coming back. >> how will he eat? >> this is cranapple. >> how will he live? >> that's the bedroom. >> preparing for the very long haul. ahead on "sunday morning." >> this is where you do space walks from. >> osgood: works of art truly deserve to be called cool. for example ones lee toy juan will show us from the arctic circle. >> might never look at an ice cube quite the same way after seeing this. it's a race up in alaska to sculpt ice into giant works of art. >> a little crazy to do this. this is our spring break. instead of beaches and
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margarita, we're polar bears and ice. >> in the light they're even better. >> artists with ice in their veins, ahead on "sunday morning." >> osgood: those who are mad about "mad men" the tv show just two weeks to go until the start of the final series of episodes. this morning anthony mason takes us behind the scenes. >> good morning mr. draper. >> in seven seasons of "mad men" don draper has become a force in american culture. >> were you surprised at the way don draper seemed to resonate with people? >> yes. honestly. >> the show that made a star of jon hamm is approaching agents final episode. >> it's been very good part of a lot of our lives for a long time. and letting that go is going to be difficult. >> later on "sunday morning," on the set of "mad men." as the '60s and the series come to an end.
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>> osgood: success in music requires plenty of talent and certain degree of pluck. musicians have plenty of both. >> will tell you necessary to have a little us time. just for grownups. bela fleck take time away from parenting is usually in front of an audience. >> ten minutes before the show we look at each other and go -- >> we know how to do this. ahead banjo duo on stage and off. >> the question, wither the weather. shows us opera conduck for making fragrances. steve hartman watches basketball team holding court after a big rebound.
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first, headlines for this sunday morning the 22nd of march 2015. the u.n. security council plans emergency meeting this afternoon to discuss the situation in yemen. the country on the brink of civil war. american forces have evacuated an airbase in the southern part of the country used for drone strikes against al qaeda. president obama says that he takes prime minister benjamin netanyahu at his word saying an independent state could never co-exist with israel while he's in office. and soften his tone on that issue after whenning the election last week. authorities in new orleans say man shot by police on friday as he wielded a machete has died. the man identified as 63-year-old richard white carrying a bag with explosives. he had a history of mental problems. a brooklyn, new york,
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neighborhood is in mourning after a house fire claimed the lives of seven children early yesterday. children all from the same family ranged in age from 5 to 16. investigators believe malfunctioning hot plate was the cause of the the fire. britain's king richard iii is finally receiving a burial fit for a king. today his skeletal remains will be taken to the cathedral in lester. for five centuries his remains were lost until found three years ago buried underneath a parking lot near where he died in battle in 1485. now to today's weather raining parts of the southeast and northwest. cold and snowy in the northern plains and hot in the desert southwest. as for the week ahead cool start in the northeast and northern plains. later in the week spring begins to take hold with milder temperatures across much of the nation.
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ahead, ice scup for. the cold facts. first da. >> my name is scott kelly i'm in one year 5.6 million hospital workers helped perform 26.6 million surgeries
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deliver 3.7 million babies and treat 133 million e.r. patients. now congress is considering cuts which could increase wait times reduce staff, and threaten your community's health. keep the heart of america's hospitals strong. for you and your family tell congress: don't cut hospital care.
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c.e.o. an american pocket man is scheduled to blast off into orbit for hope
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of setting an endurance record. time when u.s. manned space program might seem to be in eclipse our cover story is reported by david proceeding. >> i believe that this nation should commit itself. >> lift off. >> achieving the goal. >> remember this? landing a man on the moon returning him -- >> safely to the earth. >> >> a time when dreams about space flight came true. >> one small step for man. one giant leap for mankind. >> it was a giant leap for mankind. but since then it seems like we've taken a step back. >> space shuttle spreads its wings one final time. >> in 2011 when the space shuttle stopped flying a lot of people forgot about nasa. >> this is mission control houston, one hour five minutes into today's space walk. >> nasa is still here five days from now it will launch one of
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its most ambitious missions yet. sending 51-year-old astronaut scott kelly to the international space station for 12 months. that is twice as long as his last trip to space 2010. >> my name is scott kelly i'm an astronaut. >> a new record for an american astronaut. >> last time i felt like i was taking a long business trip. this time it's more like i feel like i'm moving and i'm not coming back. >> aboard this russian spacecraft called the soyuz. take off from the world's oldest space launch facility in southern kazakhstan. >> i'll be in here with with two can cosmonauts. >> he'll be traveling with mikhail kornienko and gennady padalka in case you're wondering political tensions between the countries are left on earth. as the men embark on cramped six
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hour journey to the space station. >> it's not very big. >> kelly showed us the replica of the spacecraft at nasa's johnson space center. >> i'll be playing the role of commander. >> you are the soyuz commander. >> i got to ask you it doesn't look like cutting edge technology. it looks like -- >> some of it is. good news is, it works. most of the time. couple of accidents but so did we with the space shuttle. risky but flying in space is risky. >> scott kelly looks familiar, well it might be because he has a famous twin brother mark kelly. mark is retired astronaut himself and husband of normer congresswoman gabby gifford. >> i'd be lying that i wish i was blasting off in a rocket in a couple of months. >> he won't be on the space station but mark is part of the mission as an identical control subject on the ground.
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by comparing the twin's biology over the year scientists home to learn more about what happens to you after a long time in space like bone loss and muscle loss. important ground work for an event mission to mars. physical changes are only part of the story. there's also the mental challenge of living in a six-room box in space for a year. >> what would happen if you started getting signs that you are starting to crack? >> we don't expect to -- starting to crack. first of all we've done a selection of due diligence. >> a nasa psychologist. will be in constant contact with kelly. >> people that are coming in we already have certain amount of confidence that in endured deployments, other long separations. >> scott kelly certainly has endured stress in space before.
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for example during his six-month stay on the space station. >> it was a saturday, january 8, 2011 we got a call, for me, chief of the astronaut office wants to talk to you on a private space to ground channel in five minutes. i don't know how to tell you this so i'm just going to tell you. your sister-in-law was shot in the head at a public event in tucson arizona. and we don't have much other information. >> eventually gabby recovered and scott got to see her two months later at home. but very soon once again be at the space station. >> sleeping is done on the wall here in a sleeping bag. >> that's your bedroom. >> that's the bedroom. >> lavish. >> yeah. couple of computers in there some personal items. actually in space it's quite comfortable. >> at the johnson space center
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nasa built a mock up of the space station which they use for straining. >> on behalf of science classes all over america i have to ask you about going to the bat how do you go to the bathroom. >> very carefully. >> you'll be here until thursday, folks. there she is. that's it. that's what everyone always wants to see. our tax dollars at work. >> it uses air suction. it's got some funnel you turn it on vacuum comes up. do your thing. >> talk about advanced technology. when you're finished a special distiller recycles your urine back into drinking water. >> for the other thing. >> i haven't seen any laundry facilities. >> we don't have any. nor do we have a shower. you they away the clothes take a little sponge bath. >> they away the clothes? >> here is the kind of sprays
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clothing you won't throw away. space suits for space walks. >> that is always connected. >> you don't jet around like george clooney. referring to george clooney in "gravity" we don't do anything like george clooney. including the sense of humor. you'll fallen off the space station that's a bad day. >> on a good day in space you follow a routine. you work, you work out. and you eat. >> the original space food. mercury and gemini. basically what they had was baby food in a tube that they squeezed in their mouth. then they had a lot of different varieties of dried cubes. >> space station cuisine looks more like a tv dinner. >> one of our most popular item
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is the shrimp cocktail. >> the astronauts eat astronauts like spaghetti in meat sauce. sweet and sour chicken. the texture is a little off. >> this is crawfish etouffee. >> cool. >> even the occasional cajun specialty. >> not gourmet but considering everything it's pretty good. >> this is beef tips with mushrooms. >> a menu of 200 space foods. before each launch astronaut gets to choose their ferrets. from his food to his fitness to his health. every detail of kelly's life in space is managed by his team on earth. but the most important person on the ground might be his long time girlfriend, amiko kauderer. who works in nasa's public affairs office. these two are about to give new meaning to the term long-distance relationship. >> most of my concerns with this
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flight being gone for a year is stuff that can happen to people on earth while i'm gone. >> kelly who has two daughters from a previous marriage, will be able to call his family by phone whenever he wants. they can have video chats with him once a week. >> i can't imagine be easy for anyone. >> it's not. it's not easy at all. but i think we're both of the mindset, we really appreciate challenge and things that are hard because we often know at the end of it. >> the homecoming is really good after a year. >> a year in space to prepare for a mission to mars for nasa, those are giant leaves indeed. >> i want to speak on my favorite subject. >> osgood: coming up. mr. stuart goes to war. natural gas producer...
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me off this -- >> amateur pilot in his own right, stewart was assigned to the army air corps as the air force was then known. in 1942 the u.s. was at war and stewart was an air corps lieutenant. star of new film appealing to young men to sign up. >> i want to speak on my favorite subject. the army air force. i want to shake hands with. a few thousand of these babies will win this war for us. >> osgood: stewart flew 20 combat missions. he went on to serve more than 20 years in the air force reserve. retiring with the rank of brigadier general. he resumed his hollywood film career after the war with occasional echos of his days in uniform and in the skies. in 1954's "the glenn miller
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story" he played the legendary leader of the army air force band who died in a plane crash over the english channel at christmastime in 1944. and in the 1957 film "the spirit of st. louis" he played the aviation hero charles lindberking his landmark solo flight across the atlantic. motion picture academy honored jimmy stewart with a best actor award in 1941 honorary oscar in 1985. he died in 1997 at the age of 89. his spirit lives on both in his films and enthusiasm of countless pilots who followed in his path.
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>> osgood: just ahead. ice sculptors in a race against time. >> osgood: ice sculptor is really cool. didn't spend too much time under our hot video lots. to see prize winning ice
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sculptures go to where lee cowan went to alaska. >> on the list of the coldest jobs on the planet harvesting ice near the arctic circle, holds a chilly distinction. these massive blocks are known as arctic diamonds. so clear you can read a newspaper through them. and every year stacked on land waiting for chisels and chain saws to turn them into jewels. [ horn blowing ] with that the world ice art championships got underway in fairbanks, alaska, this month. it's an annual race to see who can carve these the biggest baddest, most beautiful ice sculptures. >> oh, my, god.
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>> all with a count down clock ticking. >> like to say our winters go faster. because winters are long in fairbanks. >> dick brickley oversees the competition. this is no doubt about it, knock on ice. this is really fast moving and dangerous. >> 18 teams of four people have six days to shape and mold more than 20 tons of ice each. >> we're doing an octopus taking down a ship and there's a girl driving the ship and she's not having it. >> buddy is here from s. >> how competitive are you? >> i want to win. >> his teammate is from houston. >> there's no where in the world where you can sculpt ice this big. >> he's so smooth they call him reverend butter. >> we're all put here for a reason. this is my calling. this is my reason.>>
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a former potato farmer from japan is the man to beat. he's out to sculpt a giant dragon. he holds more ice carving world championships than anyone else here. yet despite his experience gets so nervous chain smokes through the whole competition. how many cigarettes do you smoke while doing this? he has reason to be anxious. nipping at his heels are these folks. >> i've won 16 world championships titles, heather has won seven. >> steve and heather brice are carving a comic book. every super hero from the hulk to wonder woman. >> when you're roughing it out you see the potential of it. but when you finish it, it has the ability to give you an adrenaline rush.
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>> the race is grueling. each team works 18 to 20 hours a day. temperatures can drop to radio below zero. chris foltz paid a big price for that last year. >> i had my metal earrings in and forgot and lost nice chunk of my ear. but lucky it was just like the outside. it fell off before i got on the plane. that was good. >> a piece of your ear fell off? >> basically yeah. >> and then there's the danger of an ice collapse. that was one of the sculptures. pushed the ice past its limit. >> is it dangerous? [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> but there is beauty, too. a sense of serenity. like the chain saws. >> there's just a certain madge particular ice. carving at night you hear the
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tools working away and the snow flying through the air through the lights. at the end it's just like mangling it will slowly evaporate as the winds hit it. just look like glass. >> ice carving is part brute force and part delicate dance. portions of the sculptures are set in place with nothing more than water. arctic glue, they call it. it instantly freezes the pieces together as long as the air is cold enough. downside, of course, is all this hard work will eventually go from this. to this. melting is an occupational hazard. alaska native mark chapin looks at that reality philosophically. >> it will go back into the ground and eventually get back into the water source. you are carving from previous ice carvings. >> all the carvings were going
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well. until that is, the clouds rolled in. and the temperatures crept above freezing. >> i'm a little frustrated right now. >> because? >> mainly because of the weather. >> so all this hard work is basically one big pile of slush. >> reverend butter's pirate ship was singing in its own water. >> you work with what you got. >> the dragon almost seemed to be crying. so was junichi. >> the water was dripping off the sculpture, he says. the judges even pushed back the finish to give the artists time to make adjustments. every team used every minute. right up until the final horn. [ horn blowing ] the race of over.
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drips or no drips. >> that sun believable. >> but no one seemed to notice. >> wow. >> crowds poured in to capture the finished works before they melt any more. >> and the judges finally had their say. >> third place realistic. to the rescue, steve brice heather brice. a spot on the podium. the pirate ship sailed it's way into second place. >> thank you all very much. but the one who carved outment top spot was, once again. >> realistic first place. junichi nakamura. >> maybe all that smoking like a dragon paid off. as the crowds thinned the air once again cooled. you could almost hear the ice
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sculptures themselves sigh with relief. their integrity and the artist's reputations were safe. at least until the sun comes up. >> osgood: still to come. irresistible uncommon sense. >> exactly. >> osgood: but first some bela fleck and abigail washburn.
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>> osgood: like to show some pluck when i play with the boston pops back in 1997. not quite in the same banjo league with the pluck and talent of two inseparable banjo figures bring to their performances. >> you ready, fleck? >> osgood: bela fleck and abigail washburn are partners on stage and off. husband and wife entwined in
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life's ultimate duet. ♪ >> there's just all these ways we know each other. we can anticipate things, beautifully, because of each other's intense knowledge and comfort with the other person. >> if you decide to do something that's a little bit different you're counting wrong the other person to hear it and -- >> yes. >> >> osgood: indeed, musicians will tell you a duet depends on how closely each partner listens to the other. could it be coincidence that marriage counselors offer up the same advice? ♪ >> i've had some people tell me you should never be in a musical
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group with your wife. it's going to be a mistake ruin the relationship. but it's not like that for us. we know each other better through music. ♪ i'll just show you a basic roll. ♪ or you might do this. ♪ but once you start adding the threes. >> osgood: bela fleck is considered perhaps the greatest banjo picker alive with 15 grammy awards to his credit. hard to believe but back in the 1990s he and i studied under the same teacher tony trischka. let's just say he must have put in a bit more practice than i did.
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♪ and to think fleck started out as just a kid from new york city who happened to enjoy "the biffly hillbillies." ♪ listening to earl scruggs play banjo on "the ballad of jed clampet" proceed pepped fleck into a lifetime of breaking new ground. from the jazz explorations of his band, the flecktones. ♪ to a journey across west africa to the american banjo traces its origins. he even composed a banjo connoro p. with the nashville symphony.
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but fleck isn't the only member of the duo to take the instrument far afield. ♪ abigail washburn, who was born in illinois, is something of an unofficial musical ambassador to china. she constructs cultural bridges one note at a time. ♪ remarkably washburn only picked up the banjo 15 years ago, at that time she was about to enter law school. law school in beijing that is. ♪ ultimate lay she chose banjo over beijing. but she can still belt out a
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tune in fluent mandarin. ♪ >> was that too loud, maybe? >> no. in a larger hall they would hear it in the back. >> that is very true. that's mountain songs you know. >> osgood: if her repertoire is influenced by china washburn's playing style is all american. the old time sound of appalachian mountains. ♪ a revivalist of the clawhammer style. >> you do down strokes. >> washburn's steady strum is the root from from which all sorts of melodies blossom. >> second string, first finger.
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first string, middle finger. interesting part is the add on, a pull off with the thumb. ♪ >> osgood: it looks as if you're almost not moving your fingers, you're moving the whole hand. >> it's called a claw hammer. because it literally look like a claw that's hammering. >> combined old and new styles results is timeless. ♪ >> osgood: that's fantastic. to hear what happens. audiences have been thrilled as well. fleck, washburn have been touring on and off the past year making a home for themselves and their young son juno, in this
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tour bus. >> he said banjo for the first time. >> so busy between trying to handle the business of a career along with trying to be present for juno as this little person who needs tons of attention. when we finally get back stage ten minutes before the show we look at each other and go -- you know? >> we know how to do this. this part we know. >> it's really fun time for us. first moment in the day that we look at each other say this is our time. it's funny that it's in front of a bunch of people. but it works out really well for us ♪ >> osgood: the sound of two individuals blending into one. ♪ no relationship is perfect musical or otherwise. but when bela fleck and abigail washburn play together, it feels like the whole world is truly in
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tune. >> it is a joyful sound isn't it? >> it is a joyful sound. ♪ [ applause ] >> osgood: ahead. are passwords passe? i love chico's. and it definitely gives me stories to tell. some say i know how to make a statement, but really, i just wear what i'm wild about. i'm always up for colorfonul cversation and like to keep things easy and carefree. i know what i love, and there are many sides to my story. if these clothes could talk. only at chico's and thank you for being a sailor, and my daddy. thank you mom,
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>> osgood: it happened this past week. two possible alternatives to computer passwords. security experts have been nagging us about passwords for years now. use at least eight characters, they say. mix upper and lower case letters with numbers and symbols. don't use names or birth dates. use different passwords for each account. change your passwords frequently. above all don't ever write all those different passwords down. well now comes word of possible relief from yahoo! and microsoft. yahoo! has introduced a system for sending single-use passwords on demand to mobile phone users. you receive a new password every time you wish to access your account. while microsoft is proposing biometric authentication. that's where your computer will recognize your face, iris or
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fingerprint. your face may not be able to launch a thousand ships but at least it could launch an online search. neither plan is foolproof of course. critics say yahoo!'s single use passwords could spell trouble if your phone falls into the wrong hands. while facial recognition is still not reliable. which leaves doubters still stuck in password limbo. to come up with password is a slog. might be that you will forget it? oh, yes. just ahead an opera conduck for with a nose for fragrances. , trt: :30 c cbs cares - justin constantine: overcoming adversity jc14oa30, trt: :30 a new form of innovation is taking
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>> osgood: world famous opera conduck for is making scents. custom frig answers, that is, serena altschul will watch and hear him at work. >> the name fabio luisi is music to a lot of people's ears. ♪ but off stage the grammy award winning principle conductor of the metropolitan opera has learned to follow his nose. >> this is a playground. it is a sensation of creating something with my very hands. >> what he's creating in a small new york city kitchen is perfume. >> and then i put a drop on this. then you smell it. >> it's gorgeous.
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>> it's beautiful. you are traveling the world conducting and making music. 65 days a year and you have time for this? this is a lot of work? >> yes. but it is also something i and something i like. so important things you find time. >> you might say luisi finds time to stop and smell the roses. yes, roses not to mention lavender patchouli and sandal wood. all ingredients in his 20-odd fragrances. he's been doing this for just four years now, he's self sought. but perfume has always been his passion. >> it started when i was a kid. and little by little i thought it's interesting what i can buy but maybe can i try to do it myself? >> these days, the 56-year-old
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luisi finds inspiration right outside his window. that's new york city's picturesque central park. >> nature gives a lot of inspiration. but not only nature. >> sirens and the police cars. >> yes why not? >> he sells his perfume on his website and when he's inspired, luisi even custom-makes fragrances for clients. >> better and better. >> but you better be patient it takes a long time until something finally passes his smell test. >> very well blended but needs a little bit more. sunshine. creation of perfume for me takes six months, eight months, one year. and it doesn't stop actually. even the perfumes ready in the bottle can be improved. >> such hard work comes with a
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price. luisi's custom made scents can cost in the thousands. but the artist says commerce comes second to craft. >> these are so unusual. this isn't what you smell at macy's bloomingdales nordstrom. >> no, they are different. they are hand made. for me is special because it's not my profession, i don't have to earn money with my perfumes. it's real joy to do them. >> it's the sort of joy he finds only one place else. at the podium. >> just a little bit softer but with the same crispness. >> can you tell different part of your brain working from when you are conducting to when you're using your nose. >> actually, no. >> it feels similar? ♪ >> again too loud.
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putting together different things and to find the balance and this is very similar to what i'm doing with the orchestras. ♪ >> it shouldn't surprise any of us that the man with a musical ear is making a name for his nose. ♪ >> you continue working to the end. >> osgood: ahead. losers no more.
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>> osgood: college basketballs march madness reaches a "fever pitch." a high school team with a comeback story that steve hartman finishes. >> intensity. desire heart. >> since 2011 the climax-fisher high school lady knights havehe record books. this team from western minnesota
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somehow strung together 84 straight losses, that's four straight years of ridicule. >> people make fun of you. >> it's honestly embarrassing to lose that many games. >> we lost a game 90-3. but those kids played like it was 5-5. >> jonathan vonesh is their coach. you're impressed with them. >> absolutely. jonathan says few girls have quit. but the ones who remain are more determined than ever to turn this team around. which is why it was so heartening to see what happened earlier this season. in a game against bagley high school, the climax-fisher lady knights got off to one of their best starts. at half time they were leading by a point. >> i just felt like, wow like, we are in this.
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>> really in the zone. >> in this things went really wrong. >> yeah. >> unfortunately in the second half they got in major foul trouble. >> oh, my, gosh. >> one by one their seniors fouled out of the game. all of them. before it was over, the juniors would be gone, too. in fact the last three minutes they only had three girls left. two sophomores and a freshman. the most inexperienced players on the losingest team in the state. >> are you telling them we can win this? >> you know -- i don't think i used that term. you continue working to the end. that's really all their coach was expecting. a valiant effort. can't win three on five. in fact they didn't score once from the field. but they did play stellar defense. and when they did get the ball they were able to draw some fouls. and when they did draw those
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fouls they made those proceeds. enough of them that when the buzzer sounded the lady knights of climax-fisher were on a new streak. >> we're all hugging and crying and screaming our heads off. >> probably the best moment of my life. >> it gets better after the story first aired they won four more games. >> kind of learn no matter what people say about you, if you keep putting time and effort that it will pay off. >> there's a lesson that will last a lot longer than a basketball season. >> good morning mr. draper. >> osgood: next. >> the most defining role that i've ever played. >> osgood: mad about "mad men." and later what's up with the weather?
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>> what you called love was invented by me until now. >> is that right? >> it's "sunday morning" on cbs. here again is charles osgood. >> osgood: actor jon hamm's retort to actress demonstrates why so many people are mad about "mad men." friends of the show, the start of the final run of episodes two weeks from tonight. the stars of the show and for its creator. anthony mason paid them a visit. >> okay, rolling. >> rolling. >> as the final episodes of "mad men" the show created by matthew weiner were being shot on a sound stage in los angeles, jon hamm, who plays don draper, was confronting the beginning of the end. >> by the time we wrap it will be almost a full decade that we've been working on the show from the first day of the pilot to the last day of shooting.
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>> get out. >> obviously there's a cast, the crew, there's all the people that you worked with. this character you created who has become part of american culture. how is it going to feel to walk away from don draper? >> i might disagree with you when you say that i created him. >> he gives you a lot of credit. >> i've been living in his suit for awhile, walking around in his shoes. it's going to be hard. it's for better and worse the most defining role i've ever played. >> who is don draper? >> well, as i said before, i'm from the midwest. we were taught it's not polite to talk about yourself. >> done don draper has carried a briefcase full of secrets through the seven seasons of "mad men." he's hidden his real namea sketchy past and innumerable affairs but for 1960s america
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swelling with post-war promise don draper was the perfect salesman. a golden boy in madison avenue's golden age. >> advertising is based on one thing. happiness. and you know what happiness is? happiness is the smell of a new car. it's freedom from fear. it's a billboard on the side of the road that screams with reassurance that whatever you're doing, it's okay. >> hamm has made draper his own. but the amc network was reluctant to cast him at first. >> you auditioned eight times? >> yeah. you know, you're just waiting to fail. that's going to be my autobiography "waiting to fail." >> why did you want this part? >> i'd never read anything like it. >> who are you? >> the new girl. >> quite a journey for you.
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>> i'm not the same person that i was when i started the show. i was 35 years old. i had done some work here and there. but i have been afforded opportunities that when i graduated college with english degree and theater minor i thought, well, maybe some day i'll get five lines on "90210" and it's worked out better than that. >> why do you think people became so interested in him? because he's not a particularly likable guy when you write it all down. >> i'm puzzled by the concept of likability. there's no character that is interesting to anyone who is likable. you should watch "mary poppins" again. >> and cut. >> weiner wrote the pilot for "mad men" 15 years ago while he was still working as a comedy writer on the series "beckerer." >> what happened to that first script initially? >> a lot of rejection, you know? it got rejected everywhere. i mean every single place that
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exists. >> it was five years before amc a network that until then had never produced a drama finally picked it up. >> they were like, who are these people? you're going to be their experiment. may not want to be original program. they're my heroes. don't call my griirlfend ugly. she loves me. >> the show that no one wanted has won 15 emmy awards, including four straight for outstanding drama. and it influence has exceeded its audience. its period detail sparking a renaissance of '60s design and fashion. the series has time traveled the decade, from the nixon-kennedy election. >> young handsome, naive hero.
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shouldn't be too difficult to convince dick nixon is a winner. >> to the moon landing. as the sideburns got longer, the bar never seemed to close. and the women fought their way up in the workplace. jessica pare joined the cast in the fourth season. did you expect your character to take off quite the way it did? >> absolutely not. i auditioned for a small part. it didn't have a name yet. there were no keeps written for her at that point. >> as meagan a receptionist she started with two just words in her first episode. became don's secretary and by the end of the season, his fiance.ed. >> yes. and i mean, that was pretty exciting. people see me on the streets you're meagan draper, i'm like, yes, do you believe it?
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>> and in one of mad men's most memorable scenes, meagan serenaded her new husband at a surprise birthday party in their apartment. ♪ >> i think your zou bisou bisou was one of the classics. >> i'll be one lucky girl. ♪ it's one of my favorite moments on the show. one of the favorites of my career. >> was that scary to do? >> terrifying. >> the mythical ad agency built in los angeles center studios. >> we're coming down the staircase on stage four, which is sterling cooper and partners. >> has become myth i can. >> do you feel a great sense of responsibility in the way you send this for all the viewers who have become addicted to it? >> yes.
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people are going to hate it no matter what on some level. because they don't want it to end. i understand that. >> i don't have responsibility to answer some great mystery. there's no who done it. >> for winier who first jotted down ideas for the show back in the '90s. >> can we go back to the top anyway? >> the end has been overwhelming. >> i emotion family have not dealt with it yet. i'm trying to use it in my work because i can feel it creeping it in. >> what do you feel creeping in? >> the profundity of ending this point my life's work. >> nostalgia. it's delicate. >> in may when the 92nd and final episode of "mad men" airs, the '60s will come to a close
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again. >> a space ship. it's a time machine. >> and for jon hamm, don draper will fade out but not fade away. how do you think you're going to feel about this character in ten years? >> i'll still be very grateful. these don't come along that often for anybody. >> you're lucky to get one. >> you're lucky if you get one. i've fortunately happened to be at the right place in the right time with the right character and the right guy writing it. i think about it every day and i'm thankful for it every day. >> certainly don't have perfect grammar. but it's a slippery slope. you leave home, maybe you going to stop speaking go. >> osgood: the whys and where for of whom and who.
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use ever whom and who. >> whom is an endangered species. ♪ just ask katy perry and john mayer or new york city mayor bill de blasio or well, most people. and then there are the folks who are game to use whom but use it incorrectly. can't live up to the -- i admit i feel funny when i use the word whom as i'm talking to my diapered children, but i persist, why? well we'll get to that in a moment. first a quick primer. whom is an object. it replaces him or her. we're supposed to say whom do you love because the answer is, i love him. or her. we do not say i love he or she. i don't mean to sound pedantic and i certainly don't have
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perfect grammar. but sloppy grammar is a slippery slope. are you going to leave the ly off your adverbs? that's real sloppy. start your nouns and verbs from having conjugal visits. you lose whom and maybe you gonna stop speakin' good. i'm not the only one who feels a passion for grammar. there is a group ecuador who corrects graffiti with spay paint in the dead of night. the local police have not arrested these grammar police they may be doing god's work or at least the work of a middle school teacher. very few americans myself included, speak more than one language fluently. so the least we can do is try to honor english by speaking it well. we also honor each other often words are all we have to connect us. isn't it worth endeavoring to speak, if not eloquently, who has the time, then, um, correct --ly?
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plus because of whom's unfortunate rarity, it can just sound fancy. it's like putting lipstick on your sentence. one study found that when it comes to online dating, men who use the word whom in their profile receive 31% more contacts. the guy who says my ideal match one whom loves my mustache gets as many hits as the gentleman who says, i'm looking for a lady with whom i can watch ""downton abbey" i'm sure there are many who find what i'm saying old fashioned or irrelevant. but some of you will want to share your nuanced thoughts online. fair enough. please address all comments to "to whom it may concern." >> osgood: just ahead a 100% chance of weather.
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>> osgood: the first day of spring brought a snowstorm to much of the northeast. got people asking the question, what's up with the weather? mo rocca has been talking to it is experts. >> i don't know if you're allowed to say since you're a government employee but what's your favorite season? >> oh, winter. i've written textbooks on snowstorms. >> when louis uccelin talks about the wet people listen. you could say he forecasts for
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all of america's forecasters. and america provides plenty of material. >> this country experiences the most severe weather and the range of severe weather in the world. we experience tornadoes hurricanes snowstorms, blizzards. we have fire weather conditions affecting a large population base. >> tonight america on ice. >> this past february weather was the top story on all three nightly network newscasts. no surprise since this winter was the worst ever, right? my first question for eric, has this winter really been worse than normal? >> oh, by far. i mean, not even close. there's no one alive who has seen so much snow in such a short amount of time. and the interesting thing in december we were thinking there wasn't even going to be a winter. running in shorts and t-shirts
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around christmastime. things changed. >> eric fisher is meteorologist for wbz boston. and from wfor. >> let's rub in the nose of everybody's face up north our beautiful weather. >> craig what do you have to explain about? >> nothing. nothing at all. we had two days in february where we had winter and temperatures struggled to get into the 60s. outside of that it's been 70s and 80s. >> matt, the win cities, minneapolis-st. paul are supposed to be cold. you know that, you are moving to the tundra. was it worse than usual? >> no. we were actually quite spoiled. january was fine. and we had about a month of cold. by minnesota standards this has been a pretty weak winter. we've been spoiled. >> yes boston may have record snowfall and record cold this winter but collectively the
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lower 48 states are on track to have the 19th warmest winter on record. >> if you live in the northeast you would think the winter everywhere was terrible. >> well, there's that thing. there's a lot of tv stations out in new york. so if it's snowing there it must be snowing in the rest of the country. >> but just like in politics, all weather is local. >> just coming down in sheets of snow out here. >> i mean, i think if you look at the country as a whole, a lot of people didn't have to have explain about. the difference is when you have big snowstorms and you've got all these pictures of misery you see the cold all the big numbers that people just cringe. that makes good television. >> you got to be kidding no good television quite like bad weather. you just can't turn away. >> cold one outside today. >> turning into sleet. >> this is some extreme weather. >> number one reason people turn to local news in the first place. when there's bad weather face it they're home, they're
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trapped. they really watch. >> that's good news for gale bending she's news director for wjz in baltimore. >> makes good tv because something people care about. it's also great pictures. and i think that weather is universal. it doesn't matter where you are in the world tend to gravitate to weather stories particularly when it's in their own back yard >> while it mate be big business for tv also serious business. in 2013 there were almost 450 deaths and about $13 billion in damages due to bad weather. louis says it's not clear if the weather itself is getting more severe. but what is clear -- >> we're becoming more vulnerable to these weather events and let me explain. we have more people living along the compost now more people living in tornado-prone areas. more people living in the fire-prone areas which provides
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many more challenges for those who have to deal with quakess infrastructure decisions because of the number of people that they have to actually work to protect. >> over 60 inches of snowfall for the season. >> which means the forecast for forecasters is continued high pressure. >> when it comes to pressure there's nothing bigger than looking at the snow totals. people get so fixated on that exact number. if you forecast six to satan there's nine, they think it was a terrible forecast even if the impact was the same. >> people do think there is a giant button in the weather center that we press to make it cold. so you have to apologize, it's not our fault but it's going to be crummy today. >> this year there's at least one prog masticator who has nothing to apologize for east. >> six more weeks of winter. >> alas he got it right.
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>> osgood: here is a look at the week ahead on our "sunday morning" calendar. on monday exhibition of artifacts of president lincoln's assassination opens at ford's theater in washington. items include lincoln's stop hat and john wilkes booth's pistol. tuesday is world tb day. a reminder that tb still kills nearly one and a half million people world wide. wednesday is the national medal of honor day. thursday sees the start of the ncaa men's basketball tournament sweet 16 games. on friday a photographic portrait of the late comedian george carlin is unveiled at the national portrait gallery. carlin bet out groucho marx and
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ellen degeneres for the honor in an online vote. sick around, saturday is something on a stick day day for celebrating and eating any kind of food that can be served on a stick. now to bob schieffer in washington for look what's ahead on "face the nation." good morning,. >> schieffer: good morning charles we'll talk to the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee bob corker whether he thinks the deal is near to limit iran's nuclear power. and former san francisco 49er rookie linebacker who says he's quitting football because it's too dangerous. >> he's 24 years old. bob, thank you. we'll be watching. next week here on "sunday morning." >> i changed record companies. changed attorneys. >> frank sinatra. ♪ his was a very good career.
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>> osgood: we leave you this first sunday of spring among the wild flowers at edgewood county park in redwood city, california.
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>> schieffer: april bob schieffer today on "face the nation." is the united states close to a
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deal to limit iran's nuclear power. >> we have not yet reached the finish line. but make no mistake we have the opportunity to try to get this right. >> schieffer: but if a deal is made will congress go along and what about the new isis terror threats? we'll talk to the foreign relations committee chairman bob corker. we'll hear from the house majority leader kevin mccarthy and democrat tulsi gabbard. also san francisco 49er rocky linebacker chris borland shocked the sports world by quitting the nfl. we'll talk to him about his concerns that football is too violent. and we'll have analysis on all the news because t


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